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Sbonelo Khwela, 2017 Dusi Canoe Marathon, paddling

Ten minutes with Sbonelo Khwela

Sbonelo Khwela is a product of the Martin Dreyer Change a Life Academy. Rising out of the Valley of a 1000 Hills, he has worked his way up to being one of South Africa’s leading paddlers. After four Non-Stop Dusi titles in a K2, his wife finally convinced him to make the change to a K1 in 2015. It wasn’t long until he saw the reward of his decision, and just a year later became the first black man to take the Non-Stop Dusi title.

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New records raise the bar at Non-Stop Dusi 2015

In a remarkable Non Stop-Dusi, the men’s and women’s K1 records were each smashed by 10 minutes. In the men’s race, Nhlanhla Cele and Thulani Mbanjwa crossed the finish line together in a scintillating time of 7.44.44. Laura O’Donoghue annihilated Robyn Kime’s 2012 women’s record by shaving 10 minutes off in 9:24.55.   Mbanjwa spoke about his race experience with enthusiasm. “It is so sweet to win a big race again,” he said, adding that […]

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10 Questions With Martin Dreyer

Paddling, adventure racing, mountain biking, even professional fishing, Martin Dreyer has done it all. The 44-year-old has won the Dusi Canoe Marathon seven times plus seven Non-Stop Dusi wins, the gruelling Land Rover G4 Challenge and he holds the record for the Freedom Challenge mountain bike ride across South Africa. For the last few years he’s been giving back and helping youngsters from the Valley of a Thousand Hills in KZN realise their potential through […]

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Birkett and Zondi erase Dusi disappointment in record breaking Non Stop Dusi win

Andy Birkett and Sbonelo Zondi erased their Dusi nightmares as they cruised to a comprehensive victory in Friday’s The Unlimited Non Stop Dusi Canoe Marathon, smashing the overall K2 race record by no less than seventeen minutes in the process and bringing down the curtain on a magical two week Dusi frenzy in KwaZulu-Natal. Having suffered disappointing mishaps in their primary focus of the year, The Unlimited Dusi, two weeks ago which saw them finish […]

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Latest Non-stop Dusi positions

Flash Update – The Unlimited Non-stop Dusi Update at end of the Campbell’s farm portage (15km)1. Michael Mbanjwa/Eric Zondi2. Thomas Ngidi/Nhlanhla Cele (+5 seconds)3. Kwanda Mhlope/Richard Cele (+2 mins 25 seconds)4. Spamandla Sibisi/Zonele Nzuza ( + 3 mins 25 seconds)5. Craig Turton/Mark Ussher (+4 mins 15 seconds)6. Mark Mulder (+ 4 mins 30 seconds)

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Accident sidelines Ant Stott for The Unlimited Non-stop Dusi

Ant Stott in Umko accident This year’s Dusi runner up Ant Stott has been forced to withdraw from what would have been his first attempt at The Unlimited Non-stop Dusi after a nasty accident on the Umkomaas River on Sunday.

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